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    Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    We weren't supposed to have lapses like this after the lessons learned from 9/11... So if this story is accurate, the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton's State Department will have some explaining to do because the American people are going to be livid... So livid that I believe it will have devastating consequences on Obama's reelection bid.


    Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination
    Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'
    Kim Sengupta
    Friday 14 September 2012

    <EXCERPT>

    The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe".
    Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.
    According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.
    Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination - World Politics - World - The Independent

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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    We weren't supposed to have lapses like this after the lessons learned from 9/11... So if this story is accurate, the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton's State Department will have some explaining to do because the American people are going to be livid... So livid that I believe it will have devastating consequences on Obama's reelection bid.




    Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination - World Politics - World - The Independent
    The American people weren't livid when they discovered bush knew of the potential 911 attacks, so why would they be livid now? Personally, I see nothing in the story other than "American missions may be targeted"....and I doubt the veracity of your source, especially given that an embassy was not attacked. The headline itself is misleading. Let's see what becomes of this.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    The American people weren't livid when they discovered bush knew of the potential 911 attacks, so why would they be livid now? Personally, I see nothing in the story other than "American missions may be targeted"....and I doubt the veracity of your source, especially given that an embassy was not attacked. The headline itself is misleading. Let's see what becomes of this.
    Because the American people have enough sense to know that Bush didn't enough specific information to prevent 9/11...well, most Americans, anyway.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    The American people weren't livid when they discovered bush knew of the potential 911 attacks, so why would they be livid now? Personally, I see nothing in the story other than "American missions may be targeted"....and I doubt the veracity of your source, especially given that an embassy was not attacked. The headline itself is misleading. Let's see what becomes of this.
    So, how many American missions are there in Libya?

    I doubt the veracity of your source, especially given that an embassy was not attacked
    Yeah, they accidentally attacked the consulate in Benghazi, where the ambassador was on a confidential trip and fortuitously got their hands on docs that named Libyans that are working for the United States. But, all that was just coincidence, I'm sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because the American people have enough sense to know that Bush didn't enough specific information to prevent 9/11...well, most Americans, anyway.
    And most Americans know that Obama didn't have enough specific info to avert this act, either.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, how many American missions are there in Libya?
    Where in that article does it mention Obama was warnned about attacks on the Libyan consulate? Thanks.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    And most Americans know that Obama didn't have enough specific info to avert this act, either.
    They know?

    I think the only people that believe that are the same bunch of trufers that believe the Pentagon was hit by an air-to-ground missile and not an airliner.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    And most Americans know that Obama didn't have enough specific info to avert this act, either.
    What?

    When you have info of a possible attack on an American Embassy or consulate, you bring in extra security and/or lock them down. There's not a whole lot to it.

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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Where in that article does it mention Obama was warnned about attacks on the Libyan consulate? Thanks.
    Hope this helps...


    US consulate attack in Libya: the warning signs were there in Benghazi - Telegraph

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    Re: Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Where in that article does it mention Obama was warnned about attacks on the Libyan consulate? Thanks.
    Why wasn't security beefed up at all missions, in high risk regions?

    What precautions were taken to gaurd against a possible raid? That's right...none. The Marine detachment in Cairo didn't even have ammunition for their weapons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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